Local Government Financing

Part of Opposition Day — [2nd Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 4:27 pm on 29th June 2010.

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Photo of Tristram Hunt Tristram Hunt Labour, Stoke-on-Trent Central 4:27 pm, 29th June 2010

Why does the council in my constituency face a cut of 1.08%, whereas no Government Member's local authority is facing cuts of anywhere near that? Is that an act of ideology or malice? Or is it that, as the Minister with responsibility for planning said,

"Those in greatest need ultimately bear the burden of paying off the debt".-[ Hansard, 10 June 2010; Vol. 511, c. 450.]?

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